Some time ago Darcy send me this parcel. The Silky Malabrigo party pink was sent with a purpose, Darcy asked me if I'd test a pattern she made. As there was some cabling in the pattern, a cable needle would be helpful. So she and Leslie Wind decided to send me also a set of two necklace cable needles to test as well. They are just beautiful!
Testing is what I did. I started with the cable needle to make the Snowflake, an excellent pattern to try cables. Sorry for the bad photo.
I am pretty pleased to work with this kind of cable needle. As I was used to the type with two open ends, I had to figure out a bit how this one worked, but it is really easy peasy. You just have to work always from the left to the right. And because of its weight the stitches keep staying on this needle. If you want to have it more visualized how to work with them, Darcy has put some very clear video's on her blog.
My second project was the fingerless mitts, the pattern to be tested.
This is a fun pattern to knit, easily done as they are knitted both at once and only approximately 30 grams of yarn is needed.
The is the best part: one size fits all!